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On this Indian mixed media textile art holiday, you be will exploring Indian fabric block printing & designs techniques. During your 10-day holiday, you will be visiting various sites in Jaipur and also take part in a 3-day workshop with textile artist Angie Hughes. She will be teaching the most stunning mixed media block printing with hand embroidery. If you already know Angie Hughes, then you will appreciate how much you will learn. If you love embroidery, fabric design, block printing and mixed media, then you will cherish this course.
This trip starts and ends at Heathrow airport, on Friday 3rd April and Sunday 12th April, respectively. We will be travelling to Jaipur and staying at the Megh Niwas Hotel. This is a small family run heritage hotel, where the owners particularly pride themselves on their homegrown organic produce, which they use to produce some excellent cuisine. The standards of hygiene and cleanliness are excellent.
Jaipur is located in Rajastan, nicknamed the land of colours due to its ancient textile history and art heritage. There are people, patterns and embroidery everywhere. We will be visiting carpenter and block printing workshops, showing off traditional authentic carving and hand block printing factories, embroidery and dyeing villages in remote areas – all embedded in the history of Indian textiles. We will also be visiting some historical destinations such as The Monkey Palace, Red Fort Palace and the Pink City Markets. Busy but wonderful days learning and seeing another world of textiles.
There will be plenty of fabric retail therapy, with oodles of textiles for you to loose yourself in. We will be visiting shops like Soma and Anokhi that sell the most gorgeous clothes and homeware. If you are looking for something specific, please let us know before and we will do all that we can to source that item or arrange that plan for you.
After 6 days of exploration, there will be 3 days mixed media workshop with famous British textile artist, Angie Hughes. Her artwork is inspired by many themes but especially poetry or text and the natural world, particularly plant forms. From drawings and photography Angie has developed her visual ideas through embroidery inventing simplified botanical forms. This recent work has seen her explore discharged and painted velvets, use heat transferred foils and layered organza which becomes intensely machine embroidered. Her theme for the creative textiles workshop will be derelict gardens – so if you love flowers, gardens, India, stitching and mixed media, you will adore this course and textile holiday!
If you are interested in this holiday, please do not hesitate to contact us, either by visiting our website or commenting below.